Yeah. Like I told a colleague yesterday: he has, in one shining collection of short moments, given every ignorant, stereotyping, racist bigot moron in America a freaking Quonset hut full of ammo.
He wasn’t alone in the outburst category this weekend, either. Tennis star Serena Williams also got into the act.
Sounded to me like Serena just got her diva on and lost her composure. No excuse, but I suppose it happens (can you say John McEnroe? — although I don’t remember him threatening to shove a tennis ball down the judge’s throat):
But West…he’s just a tool who can’t hold his tongue (or his Hennessy), so all that comes out of his mouth is stupid tripe. (“I’m anti-book” — way to influence America’s impressionable youth, Einstein.) But of course, it’s everyone else’s fault because, you know, he spent a million dollars and jumped across canyons & stuff.
Kanye attempted to apologize after he’d realized what a consummate butt-clown he’d made of himself (it showed a decided lack of class when compared with Serena’s apology — even if it was blatantly obvious that Serena’s handlers made her think again and amend her previous statement to appear more “apologetic”). After he was escorted from the building and delivered to his “crib” (*sigh*), West attacked his blog, writing his apology, or cognac-soaked regurgitation, whichever you want to call it:
I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom. I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented! I like the lyrics about being a cheerleader and she’s in the bleachers! I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!
Beyoncé’s video was the best of this decade!!!! I’m sorry to my fans if I let you guys down!!!! I’m sorry to my friends at MTV. I will apologize to Taylor 2mrw. Welcome to the real world!!!! Everybody wanna booooo me but I’m a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchin’ the show at the crib right now cause … well you know!!!! I’m still happy for Taylor!!!! Boooyaaawwww!!!! You are very very talented!!! I gave my awards to Outkast when they deserved it over me … That’s what it is!!!!!!! I’m not crazy y’all, i’m just real. Sorry for that!!! I really feel bad for Taylor and I’m sincerely sorry!!! Much respect!!!!!”
I am not making this up. Takes all kinds and all that, and I know some weird folks who are great entertainers. But going up onstage (drunk or not) and stealing someone’s moment so you can have your own big fat stupid say just screams one thing to the rafters — and I can’t print it here. Suffice it to say that the blogs were absolutely smoking with this story yesterday.
So WTG, Kanye. I am entertained.